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flytiezag
04-01-2015, 10:01 AM
Nice article about Zags future http://www.seattletimes.com/sports/gonzaga-bulldogs/this-legendary-gonzaga-team-just-might-be-paving-the-path-for-even-better-teams/

Zagceo
04-01-2015, 10:06 AM
Like this a lot!


“Can we step up and shoot the ball?” Few asked rhetorically by way of preview, adding that 6-5 freshman redshirt Bryan Alberts shot “unbelievably well” in practice.

thegloriousgoateeofKP
04-01-2015, 11:34 AM
That bit about Karno was...unsettling

Zags_Fanatic
04-01-2015, 12:13 PM
UW fans are so delusional it's incredible. Ragging on the Zags for not making it to the Final Four, for having trouble getting to the Elite 8. The last time UW went to the Elite was in 1953!!! So much ignorance...

Zags_Fanatic
04-01-2015, 12:15 PM
That bit about Karno was...unsettling

I wouldn't worry too much about Karno moving on yet. His ability to pass out of a double team will be his ticket to the big leagues and one more year developing and showcasing that talent should put him in a much better draft position.

gonzagafan62
04-01-2015, 12:21 PM
UW fans are so delusional it's incredible. Ragging on the Zags for not making it to the Final Four, for having trouble getting to the Elite 8. The last time UW went to the Elite was in 1953!!! So much ignorance...

Yeah, and what game did we have trouble with again? Let me know what they say next.... We didn't have any trouble getting to the Elite Eight.

CdAZagFan
04-01-2015, 12:22 PM
That bit about Karno was...unsettling

I thought the same thing... I would have thought he wouldn't have hesitated to say he was returning, much less say "I don't know... I'll make decisions" after the season.

Zag_Dad
04-01-2015, 12:31 PM
That bit about Karno was...unsettling

Karnowski might be in question. When I asked him at midseason if he planned to be a four-year player, he told me he was in position to graduate in 3½ years with summer classes.

“I don’t know,” he said. “I really like Gonzaga. We’ll see after the season. I’ll make decisions.”


This is the first I've ever heard anything along the lines that he would consider leaving. Did I miss earlier posts on this topic?

thegloriousgoateeofKP
04-01-2015, 12:32 PM
I thought the same thing... I would have thought he wouldn't have hesitated to say he was returning, much less say "I don't know... I'll make decisions" after the season.

To be fair, he said that at mid-season, when he might've thought he'd be an NBA pick. It doesn't appear that's the case right now...not even a 2nd rounder in most mock drafts. I was most worried about Kyle and Domas. Karno will be back, I'm almost positive.

Though I do want to prepare myself for a punch in the gut, in case he does leave.

And Zag_Dad, this is the first I've seen of it too. But it seems very, very unlikely.

Zagceo
04-01-2015, 01:56 PM
I'm guessing GU would have something in place for KW Przem Domas.

Very disturbing "Student Athlete" story on HBO's Real Sports last night. When you see it you'll never see the words "Student Athlete" the same.

NCAA getting exposed as the corp tool it is


Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel and South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney are among a number of high-profile underclassmen to purchase “exceptional student-athlete disability insurance” (or ESDI) which would pay them benefits in the event of a career-ending injury while still playing college football. Manziel and Clowney separately confirmed to reporters this week that they were in the process of purchasing ESDI coverage for the NCAA maximum benefit of $5 million.
The NCAA does not consider insurance a violation of amateurism rules and in fact has offered ESDI policies since 1990. According to a 2010 article in the Villanova Sports & Entertainment Law Journal, about 75% of first round picks in the NFL Draft have purchased ESDI policies through the NCAA program. The same article said between 75% and 80% of all ESDI policies were issued to football players. ESDI policies are only available to players who have demonstrated high draft potential, in the case of football within the first three rounds of the NFL Draft. ESDI policies are also available to potential first-round Major League Baseball, NBA and WNBA draft picks, as well as any men’s hockey player projected to go in the first three rounds of the NHL Draft. LINK (http://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/2013/manziel-clowney-insurance-policies/)

Mantua
04-01-2015, 03:18 PM
There would be nothing for kids who are not headed to the pros yet have suffered injuries resulting in lifelong disabilities?

I am unsettled by the thought of anybody not returning for next season. What is the stress relieving deadline?

Zagger
04-01-2015, 04:32 PM
Yep - Few's got an E8 to grin about and the stage is set BIG TIME w/ all that GU hoops is about (team, training, recruiting, class act, fans, Spokane, etc.). So, I sure can't see the positive progression of Zag hoops dropping off. GU attracts QUALITY KIDS. Student athletes I personally find it very easy to get excited about (win or lose). The trend is WIN and .... the future sure looks VERY bright to me. Go Zags!

RenoZag
04-01-2015, 06:25 PM
When Shem's parents were able to visit, he played some of his best basketball. When they left he was a different player for a while. Recall too when Kraziness in the Kennel kicked off the season, he was mourning the loss of his Uncle and godmother. . .and it affected his play for a bit.

Could Shem be considering a return to home (and Euro pro ball) when he said he'll have decisions to make?

He certainly should consider it and if it makes him happy to be close to his family, none of us would fault him for it.

He seems like a bright, thoughtful, self-aware young man with a big heart and a good head on his shoulders.

I hope he chooses to stay and for his sake, I hope the choice he makes is the best one for him.

gonzagafan62
04-01-2015, 06:29 PM
When Shem's parents were able to visit, he played some of his best basketball. When they left he was a different player for a while. Recall too when Kraziness in the Kennel kicked off the season, he was mourning the loss of his Uncle and godmother. . .and it affected his play for a bit.

Could Shem be considering a return to home (and Euro pro ball) when he said he'll have decisions to make?

He certainly should consider it and if it makes him happy to be close to his family, none of us would fault him for it.

He seems like a bright, thoughtful, self-aware young man with a big heart and a good head on his shoulders.

I hope he chooses to stay and for his sake, I hope the choice he makes is the best one for him.

That's interesting thought. I too - hope karnowski makes the decision that is best for him and his family.

Zagdawg
04-01-2015, 06:36 PM
On a positive note he has a local significant other here in Spokane --so that may help to influence his decision also (kinda like where Gary said he would be spending his time in Spokane because his significant others family is here).